Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:32 pm
The Messenger, September 22, 2010
Robert M. Bell, 84, of Kenton died Sept. 18, 2010, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville of complications following back surgery.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Kenton. The family will receive friends there from 5-9 this evening.
He was born July 13, 1926, in Gibson County, son of the late Carl B. and Inez (McClain) Bell. He was a graduate of the former Kenton High School Class of 1944. Following graduation he went to Chicago where he graduated from Coyne Electrical School. In 1949 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed at Camp Gordon, Ga. After military service, he returned to Chicago and was employed by Alton Boxboard Company until 1958. He returned to Kenton and worked at the former Lear-Siegler in Union City and then at the former USM in Kenton as an electrical maintenance employee.
He owned farms in Weakley and Gibson counties and at his residence near Kenton.
He was a long time member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patsey (Canfield) Bell of West Virginia; three children, Bobby C. Bell of Southaven, Miss., Nancy (Bell) Reynolds of Dickson and Carl William Bell of Las Vegas; and his brother, Jack L. Bell of Kenton.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Randy Monroe Bell, who died as a teenager in 1982; his brother, Carl Mack Bell; and two sisters, Virginia (Bell) Page, and Carolyn (Bell) Lewellyn.